Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2382 (ABH73.097) Rustic Hoplodrina blanda, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR09450

Earith
Earith
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Earith
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 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
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Earith
Earith
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Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
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Earith
Earith
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General Information

This species is very similar to the Uncertain and genital examination is required for a positive id. In general, the Rustic is more variable in colour and is usually greyer.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 13-16mm.
Foodplant(s): chickweeds (Stellaria spp.), docks (Rumex spp.), plantains (Plantago spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, late June-mid August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Almost anywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 121 (44.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 May to 18 September

Similar Species
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria (=alsines)
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Vine's Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis (=Paradrina)
Marsh Moth Athetis pallustris


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, yellow, green, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5